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Netmech Tournament - 10/15/2010-5 PM PST(8 EST,2:00 AM CEST)

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:49 pm
by Sir MMPD Radick
Bobble Head and Fun Night!

A Netmech tournament for some prizes is coming up!

(This section is for those that visit here and have never played)
This game is ancient now a days, so I'm sure many of you are asking yourself what in the world the game is. Netmech is the free multiplayer side of the original MechWarrior 2 game released in 1995 by Activision. Netmech these days probably could be compared with a deathmatch game, but with slightly more depth. Basically it is 50 foot tall mechs walking around shooting each other to see who comes out the best.

If you have never seen netmech before you can see a video of it in action.
If you are curious as to what the default keys are for the game click here or for a full listing click here.

You may download it free of charge at here. If you are on linux or mac, go to the mech2.org site as there are instructions specific to your OS's which will allow you to play with some extra work.




The tournament will be held on Friday 15th, 5 PM PST (7 Central, 8 EST, 2:00:00 AM CEST (aka. Server Time) (Sorry for the bad time for you guys in Europe, but least it is on a Friday)) in the IRC server (irc.netmedia-netherlands.com #netmech).
I am not doing sign-ups until shortly before the event starts. Pairs will be setup on the fly by myself or a helper on the day of the tournament.

The settings for the game and weapons class for the mechs will be randomly assigned by the random setting generator prior to the time of the match. However, each match will be to 5 kills on the hud and each player will be taking the same tonnage mech and weapons class. Match assignments will be as such that the winning player in a bracket will move on to fight against the winner of the next bracket over.


Players not familiar with the weapons class system that we use and general rules may find them on this page.




Without further ado, here are the prizes.

(These prizes are subject to getting a minimum of 10 players in the tournament. If it is less than that no prizes will be awarded because these come out of my pocket.)



First prize:
  • An official MechWarrior 2 t-shirt.
    This T-shirt was made at the time the game was released and has never been worn, but has been in storage for a very long time. Great condition!
  • A boxed copy of MechWarrior 2 Mercenaries (Sealed in box) or MechWarrior 2 (in box unsealed)
  • Alternatively, if the player that wins is from Astro Empires they may opt for a 3 month upgrade to their account instead of the boxed copy of MechWarrior 2 or Mercenaries.

Second prize:
  • An official MechWarrior 2 T-Shirt.
    This T-shirt was made at the time the game was released and has never been worn, but has been in storage for a very long time. Great condition!
  • Alternatively, if a player that is from Astro Empires gets second place they may opt instead for a one month upgrade.

Anyway, I hope you all come!
The more players the more fun this event will be! :D

Re: Netmech Tournament - 10/15/2010-5 PM PST(8 EST,2:00 AM CEST)

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:34 pm
by D4rk_F4t3
I'll be there. :D :D :D

Re: Netmech Tournament - 10/15/2010-5 PM PST(8 EST,2:00 AM CEST)

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:45 pm
by npsbre
I think I can be there, too.

Re: Netmech Tournament - 10/15/2010-5 PM PST(8 EST,2:00 AM CEST)

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:24 am
by Skyfaller
I'll try to stay awake.

Re: Netmech Tournament - 10/15/2010-5 PM PST(8 EST,2:00 AM CEST)

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:15 pm
by Pepsi-Wolf
Dont bother signing up guys

I'm gonna win this one

Re: Netmech Tournament - 10/15/2010-5 PM PST(8 EST,2:00 AM CEST)

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:52 pm
by drugon
I decided to translate one poem from play "The House That Swift Built" that was written by great russian satirist Grigori Gorin. Not sure if it was translated to English. Must say, that I'm awful poet and my English is far from perfect. So here it is.

And trumpet trump! And signal call!
Crowd pour in a horde.
Our greatest knight sir Lancelot
Is going fight with foe.
With fire shining brazen helm
With golden fiber work.
He bringing death to all of them
With lance that he has got.

Hurray to our tradition -
To battle in all ammunition!!

It's good that tournaments again
Reborn in all the world.
Let blood drool flood all over plain,
Let bones brake while fold!
Let skull blow out on half-and-half,
Flee brains to horizon!!
Don't hide them now, it is enough
Let's show your mind to all!!!

Hurray to our tradition -
To battle in all ammunition!!